Fran Matthews in the Scotland Six Nation clash earlier in the year

England Women A have made nine changes for their final European Trophy pool game which sees England take on Russia on Wednesday, kick off 5pm BST, in Coruna, Spain.

Only Lichfield’s Stacy Maguire, Darlington Mowden Park’s Georgina Roberts and Bristol trio Isabelle Noel Smith, Amber Reed and Nicola Hoole start a second successive game. Lichfield’s Rosemarie Crowley returns in the front row to captain England A.

After a 5-0 win over Italy A and a 36-0 victory over the Netherlands A England are at the top of the table in Pool B while Spain lead the pack in Pool A.

England A Head Coach Mike Barnett said: “There were some good performances in the game against the Netherlands which made selection difficult and the team reflects a balance of managing fatigue and looking at some combinations.

“We are looking to continue to develop our team cohesion. Russia look to have a lot of pace with some of their top Sevens players here and they are dangerous out-wide.  The aim for this match is to get our third win of the tournament and qualify for the European Trophy final in good shape.”

England A
15        Georgina Roberts (Darlington Mowden Park)
14        Sophie Nicholas (Richmond)
13        Amber Reed  (Bristol)
12        Ceri Large (Worcester)
11        Fran Matthews (Richmond)
10        Sarah McKenna (Old Albanians)
9          Georgina Rozario (Lichfield)
1          Claire Purdy (Wasps)
2          Ollie Poore (Wasps)
3          Rosemary Crowley (Lichfield) Captain
4          Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park)
5          Stacey Maguire (Lichfield)
6          Isabelle Noel Smith (Bristol)
7          Jane Leonard (Wasps)
8          Nicola Hoole (Bristol)

16        Victoria Fleetwood  (Lichfield)
17        Monica Lewinska (Bristol
18        Charlotte Male (Bristol)
19        Rowena Burnfield (Richmond)
20        Marlie Packer (Bristol)
21        Sarah Hunter (Lichfield)
22        Natasha Hunt (Lichfield)
23        Kim Oliver (Bristol)
24        Michaela Staniford (Wasps)
25        Kay Wilson (Richmond)
26        Natasha Jones (Worcester)

Fixtures and Results
Saturday April 30th – Italy v England, KO 3pm BST, WON 5-0
Monday May 2nd – Netherlands v England, KO, WON 36-0
Wednesday May 4th – Russia v England, KO 5pm BST
Saturday May 7th – Finals Day, KO TBC